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Mortgage Recoveries Associate Vacancy

PQE: 2-5 years
Term: Permanent
Team: Mortgage Recoveries – Non-Standard
Location: Northampton/Manchester/Agile

We are the first nationwide provider of end-to-end debt and property recovery services and we bring a huge wealth of expertise and experience to the market. Setting the standard for debt resolution by achieving what is right and fair while treating everyone we encounter with respect and sensitivity.

As a service business, our culture is based on a core belief in our greatest asset - our people.

We have a great opportunity for an Associate to join our team here at Equivo.

The team

Our Litigation Division provides a complete range of debt recovery services utilising cutting edge technology and with specialists dealing with different debt types, all operating under a centralised management structure allowing us to deliver consistently excellent service.

We act for a wide variety of captive clearing and retail banks, building societies and other lenders.

Our specialist team of mortgage recoveries litigators is trained to deal with secured mortgage recoveries for our lender clients, including first and subsequent legal charges and buy to let mortgages, and to engage with the customer at an early stage of proceedings. We deal with all cases, from routine undefended matters to large complex cases.

The team in Northampton and Manchester is a large team and covers all areas of secured mortgage recoveries including standard and defended litigation.

The role

We are looking for an Associate from 2-5 years PQE to join our non-standard team. We would also be keen to hear from those who have qualified through the Legal Executive route and are FILEX qualified.
We would love to hear from those with recent post-qualification experience in recoveries/litigation with knowledge of the mortgage possession and related litigation. You will need to be used to running a complex/defended litigation caseload with minimal supervision and be willing and able to supervise juniors in the immediate team but also the wider volume teams.

Our ideal candidate will have a record of working closely with clients - maintaining key relationships and be accustomed to presenting to clients in review meetings. You will also have an enthusiasm for business and product development and a commitment to finding innovative ways to provide an outstanding service for clients.

We identify with candidates who are team players and show a strong work ethic.

We appreciate that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed expectations around where and how we work. We pride ourselves on having a culture and the technology that lends itself well to agile working practices and in this role we expect to offer a mix of office and home working.

We are a values-driven business – our values are at the core of the company and we evaluate how we behave in accordance with these values.

As part of your role you will be responsible for supporting and promoting Equivo’s Quality Management System as guided by Senior Management.

Equal opportunities

Equivo is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

Pre-Employment Screening

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. These checks will include employment references covering the last 5 years, proof of ID, proof of address covering the last 5 years, Personnel Vetting credit search (which will only highlight insolvency or County Court Judgments - should any adverse data show on the Personnel Vetting search then any offer of employment made will be withdrawn).Terrorism Check (against data supplied by the Bank of England) and a DBS check previously known as a Criminal Records check.

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